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Manco, Baris

Born: 1943 AD
Died: 1999 AD
2.8 (56.59%) 41 votes

1943 – Baris Manco, born on the 2nd of January in Istanbul, Turkey. He was a Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity.

1962 – 1963 – He recorded cover versions of some of the then popular American twist songs, but also rearrangements of Turkish folk songs in rock and roll form, marking the beginning of Anatolian rock movement, a synthesis of Turkish folk music and rock.

1963 – He moved to Europe, travelling around Paris and Liège, where he formed bands with local musicians and recorded some singles mainly in English and in French but also in Turkish.

1967 – He toured with his band Les Mistigris (not related with Mistigris) in Germany, Belgium, France and Turkey.

       – Suffered from a serious car accident after which he started to grow his signature mustache to disguise his scar.

1970 – He formed Bar1_ Manço Ve ("Bar1_ Manço and") again with foreign musicians, to record his first hit single, both in Turkey and in Belgium, "Da lar Da lar", selling over 700,000 copies.

1971 – His early works were compiled under his first full length album Dünden Bugüne, today commonly referred as Da lar Da lar.

1972 – He formed Kurtalan Ekspres, a legend by itself, the band that would accompany him until his death.

1975 – When he continued to release singles, he released his first non-compilation LP 2023, a concept album that includes many instrumental songs.

1976 – As a last attempt to reach international success, he released the LP titled Baris Mancho, a strange transcription of his name, mostly with George Hayes Orchestra under CBS Records label, in Europe and South Africa.

1977 – 1980 – eleased three more albums in Turkey, partly consisting of compilations of older singles, namely Sakla Saman1 Gelir Zaman1, Yeni Bir Gün and 20. Sanat Y1l1 Disko Manço, all following a similar sound with 2023.

1981 – Released Sözüm Meclisten D1_ar1 with Kurtalan Ekspres, containing many hit songs including "Alla Beni Pulla Beni", "Arkada_1m E__ek", "Gülpembe", "Halhal" and "Dönence" among others.

1983 – Esta furullah, Ne Haddimize was released. It contained hit songs "Halil 0brahim Sofras1" and "Kol Dü meleri", a new version of the artist’s very first song.

1985 – 24 Ayar Manço which included "Gibi Gibi" and a long conceptual song "Lahburger" was released.

1988 – 7’den 77’ye (From 7 to 77), a TV show directed and presented by him began to run on TRT 1, the national TV channel of Turkey.

1992 – 1995 – The albums Mega Manço and Müsadenizle Çocuklar were considered as the weakest efforts of his career, despite the limited success of children hit "Ay1" (The Bear).

1995 – 1996 – He toured in Japan with Kurtalan Ekspres, leading to Live In Japan, his first and only live album.

1999 – Died of a sudden heart attack on the 1st of February.

2.8 (56.59%) 41 votes